Bloody Point
Bloody Point
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Where 2,000 Carib Indians were slaughtered by colonial British and French troops in 1626.
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Capette123
Winnipeg, Canada116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
This is more of a stop at the side of the road if you don't take the hike. However once you hear the very sad history behind the creek you will understand why there isn't more of a display. Frankly just existing is enough. Very sad.
Written 8 April 2014
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CoralReef
Washington2,552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
Our guide, Royston, said not many people do this short hike, and we certainly couldn’t have located the trailhead without his knowledge! We had a pleasant hike up an eerily beautiful river canyon, with Royston telling us about the Carib massacre and pointing out the petroglyphs. You will get your feet wet on this hike, unless you are a gymnast like Royston! We had amphibious hiking sandals, which worked well. Some of the petroglyphs have had their color refreshed; some are au naturel. Unusual spot!
Written 2 February 2011
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Allen B
Muskegon, MI1,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We stopped here during an island tour. There is really nothing to see here but a good guide will tell you the story and history of the events that took place here involving many, many deaths. The history told through the story telling is more interesting and heartfelt knowing you are at the location it took place even if there is nothing to see.
Written 18 January 2018
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Adam L
Manchester, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
You have to get off the road and follow the gully through to the canyon where the petroglyphs are. Otherwise, you'll only see an unremarkable bridge with a sign and maybe some goats. I suspect many tour guides whizz past this part of the journey because either they don't want to dwell on it (it's a complex part of our history, whether you're Kittitian or British/French) or they think tourists will find it a bummer. Honestly, though, it's a beautiful and haunting place, and well worth going off the beaten path.

I first saw Bloody Point 18 years ago on a family trip (my granddad was born in Sadler's Village), and I never forgot it.

The story of what happened to the Kalinagos is an important illustration of how islands like this became tourist destinations today. That means it is, by its very nature, a difficult site for quick tours of the island. But if you can find a tour guide to give you a dedicated your of the canyon itself, without needing to rush onwards, it's definitely worth it.

You can always visit Brimstone Fort afterwards for more of the history, if you want to make a day of it.
Written 1 September 2023
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GamingPro
Basseterre, St. Kitts5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
I have always wanted to do the hike up Bloody Point Canyon so we organised a day where a group of us could do so. One of the local guides from Challenger’s village and a special guide who really knows the beliefs, customs and is also Carib, Bridget. With Leroy, Charles, and Bridget we set out on our hike with walking sticks and good gripped walking shoes which are a must. The atmosphere up the river canyon was full of the past. To stop and listen at certain stops it was if you could feel a presence around you. With Bridget as the main narrator we got to hear and learn information not even in the history books we had at school and even Charles and Leroy who know a lot were astounded by the information they heard. A fun, nature hike with history, stories, heritage and a more in depth understanding of the native Indians, their beliefs, religion and way of life, who once lived at this very spot. Very different to the Wingfield rainforest hike which seems to be getting over run and over done.
Written 7 May 2011
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patm610
allentown,pa56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Almost every tour and Taxi ride they stop at a small culvert littered with junk (old cars, appliances, & trash) this is where the British & French killed all the natives. It is a shame someone with a little pride could make this a national shrine. No one goes there just to see junk but the story is a large part of the local history & culture.
Written 14 March 2010
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Alexa8776
Houston, TX924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
Interesting enough, the first time I visited St. Kitts we did a cruise ship excursion of the island and never learned about Bloody Point. Luckily, we found a great individual tour guide who knew much much more! Yes it is peaceful now but imagine brutal English and French united in force to kill the Caribs on their island. They were taken by total surprise during the night and many killed in bed saving a few of the very beautiful women to be slaves. It is called Bloody Point as it is said the blood ran down the river for three day.
Written 15 January 2017
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,224 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Not much to see here.

Historically significant nonetheless.

Over 2,00 indigenous people slaughtered by the colonists.

Bodies left in the river to rot.

River ran red with the blood of those murdered.
Written 14 December 2019
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bdon257
Morpeth, UK5,448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We paused here briefly to be shown this spot and have the story told by our guide of the 1626 massacre of over 2,000 native Caribs, by the joint forces of the British and French armies.
Written 10 March 2019
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA933 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
There isn't much to see here, but if you do any kind of island tour, they will probably take you by and tell you the history. There is a decent write-up about it at Brimstone Hill in one of the exhibit rooms, too. Otherwise, you'll probably miss it, unless you have to see the roadside sign. It is very interesting, though, but sad.
Written 30 October 2018
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